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How can I manage job pressure while pregnant?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
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In brief: Focus on the fetus

Stress on the job is unavoidable.
Stress during pregnancy is inevitable. Moms should make time for breaks, lie down if possible, limit work at home. Other approaches are for women to learn relaxation techniques and practice them at the desk, use doctor visits as opportunities to get help coping, consider seeing a counselor if amount of stress gets overwhelming when pregnant or going back to work.

In brief: Focus on the fetus

Stress on the job is unavoidable.
Stress during pregnancy is inevitable. Moms should make time for breaks, lie down if possible, limit work at home. Other approaches are for women to learn relaxation techniques and practice them at the desk, use doctor visits as opportunities to get help coping, consider seeing a counselor if amount of stress gets overwhelming when pregnant or going back to work.
Dr. Pam Yoder
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Dr. Pam Yoder
Obstetrics & Gynecology - Maternal Fetal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Make a plan early

Balancing work and pregnancy can bring on anxiety in many people.
But if a woman has a history of mood disorders or generalized anxiety, she might have higher risk of recurrence of her problems. So she should see her psychologist or psychiatrist prior to or early in the pregnancy to discuss behavioral therapy and medications she can use in pregnancy, if they are needed.

In brief: Make a plan early

Balancing work and pregnancy can bring on anxiety in many people.
But if a woman has a history of mood disorders or generalized anxiety, she might have higher risk of recurrence of her problems. So she should see her psychologist or psychiatrist prior to or early in the pregnancy to discuss behavioral therapy and medications she can use in pregnancy, if they are needed.
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